Boko Haram Terrorists Kill Two Nigerian Soldiers In Borno

Boko Haram Terrorists Kill Two Nigerian Soldiers In Borno

Boko Haram terrorists have reportedly killed two Nigerian soldiers attached to the 152 Battalion Banki, Borno State, North East Nigeria.

It was gathered that terrorists killed the soldiers on Thursday morning while foot-scanning the road heading to their deployment area and also carted away their AK-47 rifles and an RPG gun.

A soldier, in a chat with SaharaReporters, blamed the death of the two army personnel on poor firepower and inadequate equipment to combat the insurgents.

According to him, another soldier attached to the same battalion was killed during an attack on troops who were on farm protection.

He also accused the Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel MZ Dikko of lack of command and shortchanging of junior personnel.

He said: “We soldiers of 152 Battalion in Banki are demanding that our Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel MZ Dikko be changed for lack of command, showing “I don’t care” attitude. We are losing our colleagues daily, two were killed today, currently in this battalion; we are facing shortage of ammunition for all calibre of weapons.

“If you come under attack with terrorists and you finish exchanging fire or exhaust your rounds, to replace them would be a big problem. Anytime we ask during monthly parade, he would respond that he wasn’t given enough ammunition by the army authorities. Imagine and they expect us to face Boko Haram and save people while our guns don’t have ammunition.

“Five days ago, the terrorists attacked our soldiers when they were on farm protection and killed one of our sergeants who was the MST commander. They went away with his personal weapon, AK-47. Military Police came to our unit for investigation, from 21 SAB Brigade Bama and 7DIV and this commanding officer gathered all solders that were attacked and told them to lie to Military Police that it was an ambush and not farm protection.

Again today, this morning, Boko Haram terrorists attacked our soldiers who were foot scanning the road heading to our deployment area. It happened around 07:26 am and they killed two of our soldiers. As I’m speaking to you right now, their corpses are in our Medical Reception Center. Two of them are regular 22NA, one is identified as Private Sunday Obida; they were only six of them scanning the road.

“It was an officer in the camp, Lieutenant Goje that called them that CCTV sighted like 20 Boko Haram terrorists around the area and the CO told them to go, he asked six soldiers without proper equipment to go and face 20 terrorists. They told him about reinforcement but he ignored their demands, now two of them were killed.”

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